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🧡🧡Join us at our next event “Autumn Costume Catch-Up – Creating, Crafting, Cogitating” on Tuesday 28th September at 7pm via Zoom.
Come and share your costume and textile projects from practical creating and crafting to researching and cogitating!

This informal event is for SCCS members only. It provides an opportunity for members to share what you've been up to over the summer and past year and to ask questions or pass on tips you've learnt. Have you been doing some interesting costume research or embarking on a practical costume or textile project? Do you need some help to move your project on or gain some inspiration from others members? Have you added a new item of costume to your collection or been volunteering with costume collections at your local museum?

This event is a great way to meet other members and to find out about their summer and lockdown costume and textile projects!

Tickets are £5 each and as with all our Catch-ups these sessions work best with your participation, to make sure everyone has a chance to join in we are again restricting this event to 25 people. To start the ball rolling, Sarah Gray will share a special family craft project and Catherine Leonard will tell us a bit more about her work on the new costume exhibits at Petersfield Museum. For more information head to our website 💛🧡🤍 #onlineevent #fashionandtextilesforever #museumsfromhome #autumn #historyofdress #historicaldressmaker #diydressmaker #dressmaking #sewing #sewingbee #sewingproject #craft #fabriclove #antiquetextiles #fashionthroughtheages #textileaddict
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Our next event “Autumn Costume Catch-Up – Creating, Crafting, Cogitating” on Tuesday 28th September at 7pm via Zoom.
Come and share your costume and textile projects from practical creating and crafting to researching and cogitating!

This informal event is for SCCS members only. It provides an opportunity for members to share what you've been up to over the summer and past year and to ask questions or pass on tips you've learnt. Have you been doing some interesting costume research or embarking on a practical costume or textile project? Do you need some help to move your project on or gain some inspiration from others members? Have you added a new item of costume to your collection or been volunteering with costume collections at your local museum?

This event is a great way to meet other members and to find out about their summer and lockdown costume and textile projects!

Tickets are £5 each and as with all our Catch-ups these sessions work best with your participation, to make sure everyone has a chance to join in we are again restricting this event to 25 people. To start the ball rolling, Sarah Gray will share a special family craft project and Catherine Leonard will tell us a bit more about her work on the new costume exhibits at Petersfield Museum. For more information head to our website 💛🧡🤍 image vintage Vogue #onlineevent #fashionandtextilesforever #museumsfromhome #autumn #historyofdress #historicaldressmaker #diydressmaker #dressmaking #sewing #sewingbee #sewingproject #craft #fabriclove #antiquetextiles #fashionthroughtheages #textileaddict
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From the @fashion_museum_bath This fantastic trio of dresses by Victor Edelstein, Christian Dior and Bill Gibb are just some of the many reasons to support the @fashion_museum_bath Buy a Bag campaign.

When you donate, you will:

1. Protect the collection that you love ready for the move with an archival garment bag
2. Take part in this once in a generation move of one of the World’s great collection of dress
3. Receive something brilliant if you choose a reward.

Your donation will buy a garment bag that will protect the collection from dust, water, light and pests during the move. Our future plans are still in development but what we can say is that they are really exciting, and we can’t wait to share them with you when we can.

As a thank you for your donation you can choose from a range of rewards. There is something for everyone: books and totes, your name written on the garment bag tag and a late night event.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. You have protected 170 garments in the collection. 1230 to go!

Be a part of the Fashion Museum’s future, for more information and how to donate to Buy a Bag today > http://ow.ly/p02q50FOWWH #buyabag #bath #fashionthroughtheages #savethemuseum #dresshistory #dior #fashionandtextilesforever #fashion #ootd #fashioninspo #fabriclove #dress #savethecollection #fashionhistory
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Happy World Embroidery Day 🧵 The first World Embroidery Day took place in Sweden. In 2011, a local group belonging to Sweden’s Embroidery Guild took the initiative to organise a special day to celebrate Embroidery and it is now celebrated each year on 30th July. 🧵🧵🧵
Don't know your counted thread from your freestyle? Not heard of bargello? Get up to speed with the illustrated guide from the Victoria and Albert museum London

https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/embroidery-styles-an-illustrated-guide

Left to right: Pair of shoes with bargello embroidery, maker unknown, 1730 – 40, England. Museum no. T.64&A-1935. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Chair seat with bargello embroidery (detail), maker unknown, 1700 – 50, England. Museum no. T.178-1925. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London #worldembroideryday #embroidery #embroideryart #historyofdress #threads #stitchthroughtime #relax #colourpop #fashioninspo #fashionhistory #textiles #embrioderylove #fashionthroughthedecades
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We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for our next SCCS online talk "Chintz: Cotton in Bloom" at 7pm on Wednesday 28th July!
Gill Cochrane, Collections and Touring Exhibitions Officer at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London will be taking us on a tour "behind the seams" of their latest costume exhibition "Chintz: Cotton in Bloom".
Discover how sumptuous hand-printed cotton cloth was originally produced in India and why it came to prominence in European society in the 18th century, particularly in the Netherlands where the collection in this exhibition originates. Uncover some of the secrets hidden within several pieces on display and explore how chintz was used – and re-used - in garment construction in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Explore some of the most beautiful fabrics and well-constructed garments of the period. 🌸🌸🌸
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Tickets cost £5 for SCCS members and £8 for non members. Ticket sales will close at 4pm on 28th July. Eventbrite link to book your ticket:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/behind-the-seams-of-chintz-cotton-in-bloom-tickets-162564878929
For more information on membership head to our website link in bio #chintz #cottoninbloom #historictextiles #textiles #fashionhistory #historyofdress #museumsfromhome #onlineevent #handprinted #garmentconstruction #vintage #indianfabric #gillcochrane #fashionandtextilesforever
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A big thank you to @alliumthreads for the fantastically informative and interesting @southerncountiescostumesociety online talk last night "A dip into natural dyeing" we learnt so much! Something I took away was the importance of scouring your fabric - A simple old fashioned process, a deep cleaning preparation that removes waxes, oils and grime from new and old fabrics. It is the best way to prepare fabric and yarn for dying to achieve even color. We learnt about what plants from the garden and local hedgerows can be used to create an array of wonderful colours and was so interesting to hear about how to dye beads and paper etc. Don't miss our next online event on
Wednesday 28th July 2021
“Behind the seams of Chintz – Cotton in Bloom”
online event via Eventbrite at 7.00pm
An online talk by Gill Cochrane, Collections and Touring Exhibitions Officer at the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London. @fashiontextilemuseum For more information head to our website. Link in bio. 🌸 #natureswonder #naturaldyes #naturaldyersofinstagram #tiedye #botanicaldye #fromthegarden #colour #historicaldye #sustainablefashion #vintagekitchen #ecofriendly #dyersgarden
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Monday 28th June 2021
Costume Catch-Up – A dip into natural dyeing online event via Eventbrite at 7.00pm
Committee member and avid natural dyer, Niki Miles, will give us an introduction to natural dyeing looking into how it’s done, how to make it colourfast and some of the dyes that can be used. Niki will be joined by fellow committee member and conservator, Sarah Howard, and the event will include some demonstrations. Once again this will be an informal session and we hope you’ll join in the chat, so do bring along any questions that you have always wanted to ask and Niki and Sarah will endeavour to answer them. 💛💛💛💛
This is a SCCS Members only exclusive event (click the link in bio & become a member).
Tickets are £5 and ticket sales end at 14.00 BST on 28th June. There are just 25 places available so don’t delay your booking! #naturaldye #naturaldyes #botanicalgarden #dyersgarden #nature #traditionaldye #tiedye #historicaldye #dye #museumfromhome #onlineevent #fashion #historicdress #dyersofinstagram @alliumthreads
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